Seminar: Jampel Dell’Angelo & Lauren Yeager


The Tragedy of the Grabbed Commons

Jampel Dell’Angelo, SESYNC Postdoctoral Fellow

At SESYNC, Jampel Dell’Angelo conducts research on the institutional drivers and governance conditions of virtual freshwater appropriation associated with global land grabbing and water grabbing. In collaboration with Paolo D'Odorico, he is developing and applying a diagnostic approach tailored for the analysis of this expanding phenomenon. Prior to joining SESYNC, Jampel was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at The Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis at Indiana University. At the Ostrom Workshop, he coordinated the social science team on the Kenyan site of an inter-university, interdisciplinary research project on water governance and adaptation to climate change in rural Kenya and United States. He received his dual PhD in December 2013 in Environmental Science and Technology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and in International Cooperation and Sustainable Development from Sapienza University of Rome. He holds a MS in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics and in Energy and Environmental Management from Sapienza University of Rome. Jampel earned his BS in environmental economics from The University of Siena in Tuscany. Jampel has a passion for video making and, when possible, complements his research in the field with documentary production. He is a producer of a documentary on environmental conflicts, Aquí nos vamos a quedar, and is now finalizing other video projects on water governance in Kenya.

Human & Environmental Controls on Diversity–Productivity Relationships For Coral Reef Fisheries

Lauren Yeager, SESYNC Postdoctoral Fellow

Lauren Yeager is an ecologist whose primary research interests lie in understanding how humans are impacting coastal and marine ecosystems, and subsequently how changes in these systems may affect the ecosystem services they provide—specifically, human alterations to coastal landscapes and changes in biodiversity associated with overharvest may drastically alter the structure and function of marine communities. Before joining SESYNC, Lauren was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were she studied how fragmentation and habitat loss of seagrass habitat could lead to declines in fish biodiversity. Similarly, her dissertation research at Florida International University focused on how landscape changes could affect the functioning of coral reef and estuarine ecosystems in The Bahamas and Florida.

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